Tavern To Pay $500K In Teen's Death
A Jersey County, Illinois, jury ruled that Thirsty’s Tavern should pay the family of a 19-year-old girl who died in an alcohol-related accident, more than half a million dollars, reports the Journal-Courier.
The girl was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by a 24-year-old boy who had been drinking at the tavern for several hours before the accident. The driver was also killed in the accident.
The lawsuit claimed the young man’s drinking at the tavern owned by his father, caused his intoxication which was one of the causes of the girl’s death. Toxicology reports showed no alcohol in the young girl’s system while the young man’s was almost double the legal limit for Illinois.
Judgment limitations under Illinois’ Dramshop Act will limit the award to closer to $100,000.
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